Finchale Priory | Durham

If you and your family love exploring Britain's history, then make sure you pay Finchale Priory in Durham a visit!

Fun fact: Finchale Priory was the hideaway and final resting place of a retired sailor and merchant called St Godric.

The priory was a retreat for monks in the 13th-century. You can learn all about Finchale’s history from its original build to a later revamp. Even if you're not a budding historian, you’re bound to enjoy the relaxing scenery surrounding the Priory.

This site is managed by English Heritage, so why not head to their website to plan your trip.

Concessions: Free entry